The pernicious effects of the EU are not the trivia of straight bananas or removing the crown mark from pint pots, irritating those these are. They are far more fundamental and are causing deep damage to the UK;
1. The disastrous effects of financial reporting requirements that are at least partly responsible for the severity of the crisis; EU Referendum catalogues the whole sorry mess.
2. The insanity of banning the UK from running or building coal fired power stations at a time when our power supplies are on a knife edge and we risk black-outs and shortages
3. The lunacy of the landfill policy, costing us billions in additional council tax for something that has no justification whatsoever
4. £12bn a year in direct contributions and a further £28bn a year in regulatory and compliance costs at a time when the State coffers ring hollow as a bell.
A truly bold government at this time would move to suspend our membership of this bankrupt destructive cabal immediately, pending fundamental renegotiation of our membership. Just freedom from the four crushing burdens above would bring incalculable immediate benefits to our nation and economy. But Brown is not the man to do it, nor I fear is Cameron. I fear that only a catastrophic crash will free us of this lunacy.